Petrified auricle with ectopic ossification and trans- epidermal elimination of bone sequester: A case story and review of the literature

Benedicte Louise Hegelund Krogh, Hanne Kjeldsen, Lise Hanne Christensen


Petrified auricle is a clinical condition in which parts of one or both auricles become rigid and stony hard due to calcification or ossification of cartilage. Auricular ossification is a rare clinical entity. Transepidermal elimination is an intricate epidermal and dermal tissue response to foreign material. Here we report a case of a 62-year-old Greenland man, who developed unilateral ectopic ossification of upper pole helix cartilage of the auricle in combination with trans epidermal elimination of a small bone sequester, causing inflammation and painful ulceration.


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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

ISSN 2331-2726(Print)  ISSN 2331-2734(Online)

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